John Diehl

Actor / Film Producer | * 05/01/1950 (70) | Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
John Henry Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American character actor. Noted for his work in avant-garde theater, Diehl has performed in more than 140 films and television shows, including Land of Plenty, Stripes, Nixon, Jurassic Park III and the TV series Miami Vice and The Shield. Diehl has "largely avoided the typecasting that is an accepted part of most character actors' careers." He has been a member of The Actors Studio since 2004. ()
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John Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American actor, particularly known for his roles as Charles Kawalsky in the 1994 film Stargate, Det. Larry Zito on the 1980s cop show Miami Vice, Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy on The Shield, and as "the Cruiser" in Stripes. His other notable roles include Pvt. Bucklin, the spokesman of the 2nd Maine mutineers in Gettysburg, Cooper in Jurassic Park III (2001), as G. Gordon Liddy in the Oliver Stone movie Nixon, the Klansman informant ("Mickey Mouse") in A Time to Kill, and as Keith, a credit card company supervisor in Mo Money. He also appeared as the spirit of Harley Earl in a series of commercials for Buick. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1968. For a time, he flirted with a professional boxing career, leaving Miami Vice to pursue it.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Movies with John Diehl as Actor(65)

as Marvin Decker2020 Serpent in the Bottle
as Nino2020 La Sirena
as Henry McBride2017 Out of the Wild
as Master Anderson2016 The North Star
as Neil2015 Forever
as Jack Brenner2013 Singularity Principle
as Steve Warren2012 The Obama Effect
as Detective2012 Apartment 1303 3D
as Rear Admiral Lawrence2011 Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
as Bobby Billings2010 Road to Nowhere
as Sheriff Larabie2009 Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas
as Cash Thornton2006 The Far Side of Jericho
as Mr. Garson2006 The House Is Burning
as Jerry Snyder2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
as Steve2005 Down in the Valley
as Ex-husband2004 I Pass for Human
as Paul2004 Land of Plenty
as Vincent2003 Bookies
as Eddie Gallagher2001 Falling Like This
as Senior Doctor2001 Pearl Harbor
as Burl2001 The Zeros
as Cooper2001 Jurassic Park III
as Col. Cascio2001 Fail Safe
as Henry Birdson2000 Lost Souls
as Jimmy1999 Anywhere But Here
as Digger1998 Monument Ave.
as Les Birk1998 The Hi-Lo Country
as Frank Elkins1997 Fire Down Below
as Lowell Lewis1997 The End of Violence
as Police Captain1997 Most Wanted
as Jake Rock1996 Female Perversions
as J.C. Cole1996 The Grave
as Mr. Buttinger1996 Foxfire
as Tim Nunley1996 A Time to Kill
as Leland's Dad1995 Three Wishes
as Colonel Rosencrans1995 Amanda & The Alien
as Alex1995 Mind Ripper
as Gordon Liddy1995 Nixon
as Jack Nance1994 The Client
as Eddie Herbek1994 Almost Dead
as Lieutenant Kawalsky1994 Stargate
1993 Remote
as Dad at Back Yard1993 Falling Down
as Keith Heading1992 Mo' Money
as Neil Trenton1992 Mikey
as Derelict1991 Whore
as Wayne Paris1991 A Climate for Killing
as Phil1991 Motorama
as Fred1990 MadHouse
as Teddy Magyk1988 Glitz
as Stebbins1987 Walker
as Murphy1987 The Hanoi Hilton
as Billy Killer Boy1984 Angel
as Arnie1983 Joysticks
as Head Kidnapper1983 D.C. Cab
as Assistant Mechanic1983 National Lampoon's Vacation
as Taxi Driver1983 Hysterical
as Ferguson1982 The Ambush Murders
as Cruiser1981 Stripes
as Beaver (1940's)1980 Falling in Love Again

TV Shows/Series with John Diehl as Actor(24)

as John2018 Castle Rock
as Edward Kennex2013 Almost Human
2006 Jericho
as Richard Sherman2006 Friday Night Lights
as David Burke2005 Point Pleasant
as Doyle2002 Without a Trace
1995 JAG
1994 ER
1984 Hunter
as Det. Larry Zito1984 Miami Vice

Movies with John Diehl as Crew(1)

Production/Co-Producer2001 Falling Like This

Born: Monday, 05/01 1950 (May) in Cincinnati (current age: 70 years + 149 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: St. Xavier High School
John Diehl frequently works together with these people:
James Whitmore Jr. (10x, Crew)
Gregory Itzin (10x, Actor)
Tony Plana (10x, Actor)
Steve Eastin (9x, Actor)
Madison Mason (8x, Actor)
Michael Fairman (8x, Actor)
Patrick St. Esprit (8x, Actor)
William Lucking (8x, Actor)
Michael Cavanaugh (8x, Actor)
Miguel Sandoval (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:61012, Added: 05/21/2018, Last updated: 09/12/2020